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Self-Driving (Autonomous) Vehicles & The Law – When will they be legal in Canada?

*Written by Vic Maan, associate lawyer at Holness and Small Law Group In a recent blog post, the current status of autonomous vehicles, which are also known as self-driving vehicles, in the USA, Canada and British Columbia was discussed. While the technology for autonomous vehicles has been well developed in North America, in order for…

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Current Status of Autonomous Vehicles (Self Driving Vehicles) – When Will They Be Allowed?

The CBC News once asked the question whether Vancouver was Silicon Valley North? Since that time, the technology industry in this City has grown and boomed.  Concurrently, the technology with Autonomous Vehicles has advanced immensely. But what is the current status of Autonomous Vehicles in the USA, Canada and Vancouver? When will we be able…

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Driverless Shuttle to Service Toronto

Autonomous vehicle service will begin in Scarborough’s Rouge Hill By September, 2020. Bus accident injuries are rare compared to other modes of transportation so expanding bus service could reduce auto accident injuries. Mayor John Tory announced that ambassadors likely transit employees, would be on board assisting the public. The automated shuttle for 8-12 citizens are…

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Self Driving Fleets Open Cities to the Disabled

A door-to-door self driving service for people with disabilities would be welcomed by many in BC. The NDP left out stable funding for HanyDART in their last budget and have done nothing to support self driving fleet technology. Current taxi service is expensive and only accessible to those with benefits or private funding. Driverless door-to-door…

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Automated Truck Fleets Change the Rules

Long-haul drivers have special licencing and restrictions on road time. However autonomous trucks are driverless and eliminate the need for human occupant training or time restrictions. Highway safety will therefore change given that 1 in 5 road fatalities involve large commercial vehicles. Daimler Trucks announced on May 28, 2019 it plans to have highly automated…

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